Did you know there are actually blogs on the internet dedicated to the disdain of shoveling snow? They are funny to read, but paint a realistic picture of just how much people hate the annual winter ritual (punishment) of shoveling snow!
The blogs cover every subject on the art of shoveling snow, especially stories about injury. "I pulled a muscle; I wrenched my back; I tore my rotator cuff, etc!" These are just a sample of the horror stories shared as you scroll through different blogs.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Comission, in 2012 more than 34,200 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctor's offices, clinics and other medical settings for injuries sustained while shoveling snow.
So how does one stay safe during the snow season? It is simple. Shoveling snow is a workout and should be treated as one. When you work out, you should warm-up and take certain precautions and important steps to prevent injury. By taking a minute to review these helpful hints, you can enjoy a healthy snow season versus a season of recovery and rehabilitation.